A/Prof Katie Attwell

Currently an Associate Professor in Public Policy and leader of VaxPolLab in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia.

I’m interested in what motivates or deters people from vaccinating, and the government policies and strategies employed to try and increase vaccine uptake. People refusing or hesitating about vaccination is an issue of public interest, but the design and functioning of vaccination systems is equally important for reaching people who face access barriers and might otherwise miss out.

I have recently finished researching how governments made childhood vaccinations mandatory in Australia, Italy, France, and California. I’m currently leading a team researching COVID-19 vaccination attitudes amongst lots of different population groups in Western Australia.

Vaccination social science, vaccination policy, public policy.

Vaccination social science